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Standings
CHW
@DET
5
4
BOS
@PHA
4
9
BOS
@PHA
12
2
 
(6)
CLE
@SLB
9
6
CLE
@SLB
7
5
 
(7)
PHI
@BSN
3
4
PHI
@BSN
6
5
CIN
@PIT
3
5
Sunday, April 23, 1950,
, Forbes Field
Attendance: 18,049, Time of Game: 2:09
Reds
3
0-4
 Lost 4 
7th, 4 GB
at Pirates
5
5-1
 Won 5 
1st
L: Frank Smith (0-1)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Reds            0  0  0   1  0  2   0  0  0    3  8  1
Pirates         1  1  0   0  1  2   0  0  X    5  5  0

Cincinnati Reds

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Adams 3B 4 0 2 0 1 1 5 .500 .600 .750 1.350 -0.002 0.93 0.064 -0.067 -0.2 2 0 2B
Bob Usher CF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .400 .400 1.100 1.500 -0.110 1.23 0.031 -0.142 -1.1 3 0
Johnny Wyrostek RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .412 .412 .588 1.000 -0.065 1.29 0.044 -0.109 -0.4 2 0
Danny Litwhiler LF 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .167 .231 .417 .647 -0.069 1.27 0.036 -0.105 -0.6 3 0
Joe Adcock 1B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .500 .500 .750 1.250 0.085 1.18 0.143 -0.058 0.7 4 1 2B
Johnny Pramesa C 4 1 1 3 0 0 4 .333 .333 1.000 1.333 0.170 1.35 0.250 -0.079 1.3 8 0 HR
Jimmy Bloodworth 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .214 .313 .286 .598 -0.055 1.08 0.040 -0.095 -0.3 2 0
Virgil Stallcup SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .286 .333 .357 .690 -0.148 1.46 0.000 -0.148 -1.1 0 2
Frank Smith P 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0.017 1.10 0.041 -0.023 0.2 0 2
   Ewell Blackwell P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Peanuts Lowrey PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .286 .286 .571 -0.024 0.94 0.000 -0.024 -0.2
   Howie Fox P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 1
   Walker Cooper PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .083 .083 .083 .167 -0.026 1.01 0.000 -0.026 -0.2
Team Totals 35 3 8 3 3 3 38 .229 .289 .371 .661 -0.227 1.20 0.649 -0.876 -1.9 24 6
2B: J Adcock (1, off C Chambers); B Adams (1, off C Chambers).
HR: J Pramesa (1, off C Chambers, 6th inn, 1 on, 2 outs).
TB: J Pramesa 4; J Adcock 3; B Adams 3; F Smith; B Usher; J Wyrostek.
RBI: J Pramesa 3 (3).
2-out RBI: J Pramesa 2.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 0 for 6.
Fielding
E: B Adams (1).

Pittsburgh Pirates

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ted Beard RF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .304 .407 .652 1.060 0.136 1.68 0.193 -0.057 1.0 6 0 2B
Johnny Hopp 1B 3 1 2 2 1 1 4 .200 .273 .300 .573 0.265 1.31 0.295 -0.030 2.4 7 0 3B
Ralph Kiner LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 .318 .423 .591 1.014 -0.069 0.91 0.013 -0.082 -1.1 0 0 HBP
Nanny Fernandez 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .125 .160 .292 .452 -0.076 0.69 0.000 -0.076 -1.2 1 3
Wally Westlake CF 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .400 .429 1.000 1.429 0.024 0.82 0.089 -0.065 0.3 1 0 HR
Danny Murtaugh 2B 3 1 0 0 1 2 4 .273 .385 .409 .794 0.023 0.85 0.062 -0.039 -0.1 6 2 SB
Stan Rojek SS 3 1 0 0 1 0 4 .263 .364 .316 .679 -0.007 0.74 0.023 -0.030 -0.3 3 1
Clyde McCullough C 4 1 1 0 0 0 4 .067 .125 .067 .192 -0.026 1.02 0.042 -0.068 -0.1 3 0
Cliff Chambers P 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 .200 .429 .200 .629 0.003 1.14 0.039 -0.036 -0.2 0 1 SH
Team Totals 29 5 5 4 5 8 36 .172 .314 .379 .694 0.273 1.02 0.756 -0.483 0.7 27 7
2B: T Beard (2, off F Smith).
3B: J Hopp (1, off F Smith).
HR: W Westlake (4, off F Smith, 2nd inn, 0 on, 0 outs).
SH: C Chambers (1, off F Smith).
HBP: R Kiner (1, by F Smith).
TB: J Hopp 4; W Westlake 4; T Beard 2; C McCullough.
RBI: J Hopp 2 (4); T Beard (5); W Westlake (8).
2-out RBI: J Hopp 2; T Beard.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 1 for 8.
Baserunning
SB: D Murtaugh (1, 2nd base off F Smith/J Pramesa).

Cincinnati Reds

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Frank Smith, L (0-1) 5.2 5 5 5 4 5 1 5.00 28 40 -0.261 1.10 -1.6
Ewell Blackwell 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 2 3 1 -0.055 2.12 -0.2
Howie Fox 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00 6 0 0 0.042 0.27 1.1
Team Totals 8 5 5 5 5 8 1 5.62 36 40 3 1 -0.274 1.02 -0.7

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Cliff Chambers, W (2-0) 9 8 3 3 3 3 1 2.00 38 59 0.226 1.20 1.9
Team Totals 9 8 3 3 3 3 1 3.00 38 59 0.226 1.20 1.9
Balks: None.
WP: F Smith (1).
HBP: F Smith (1; R Kiner).
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Frank Dascoli, 1B - Larry Goetz, 2B - (none), 3B - Lou Jorda.
Time of Game: 2:09.
Attendance: 18,049.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: Unknown.

Starting Lineups

Cincinnati Reds         Pittsburgh Pirates
1 Bobby Adams 3B 1 Ted Beard RF
2 Bob Usher CF 2 Johnny Hopp 1B
3 Johnny Wyrostek RF 3 Ralph Kiner LF
4 Danny Litwhiler LF 4 Nanny Fernandez 3B
5 Joe Adcock 1B 5 Wally Westlake CF
6 Johnny Pramesa C 6 Danny Murtaugh 2B
7 Jimmy Bloodworth 2B 7 Stan Rojek SS
8 Virgil Stallcup SS 8 Clyde McCullough C
9 Frank Smith P 9 Cliff Chambers P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
t6 1-3 2 1-- RR CIN J. Pramesa C. Chambers -25% 56% Home Run; Litwhiler Scores
b6 3-3 2 123 R PIT T. Beard F. Smith 15% 75% Walk; Murtaugh Scores; Rojek to 3B; Chambers to 2B
b5 2-1 2 -2- R PIT J. Hopp F. Smith 10% 79% Single; McCullough Scores
b6 4-3 2 123 R PIT J. Hopp E. Blackwell 10% 85% Walk; Rojek Scores; Chambers to 3B; Beard to 2B
t4 0-2 1 1-- CIN J. Adcock C. Chambers -10% 62% Double; Wyrostek to 3B

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Reds Batting, Tied 0-0, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O CIN B. Adams C. Chambers 2% 52% Strikeout Looking
t1 0-0 1 --- O CIN B. Usher C. Chambers 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- O CIN J. Wyrostek C. Chambers 1% 55% Groundout: 3B-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Pirates Batting, Tied 0-0, Reds' Frank Smith facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O PIT T. Beard F. Smith -2% 53% Flyball: LF
b1 0-0 1 --- PIT J. Hopp F. Smith 7% 59% Triple
b1 0-0 1 --3 R PIT R. Kiner F. Smith 3% 62% Wild Pitch; Hopp Scores
b1 1-0 1 --- O PIT R. Kiner F. Smith -1% 61% Strikeout
b1 1-0 2 --- O PIT N. Fernandez F. Smith -1% 60% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Top of the 2nd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-1, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 4-5-6
t2 0-1 0 --- O CIN D. Litwhiler C. Chambers 2% 63% Flyball: RF
t2 0-1 1 --- O CIN J. Adcock C. Chambers 2% 64% Groundout: P-1B
t2 0-1 2 --- O CIN J. Pramesa C. Chambers 1% 65% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 1-0, Reds' Frank Smith facing 5-6-7
b2 1-0 0 --- R PIT W. Westlake F. Smith 9% 74% Home Run
b2 2-0 0 --- O PIT D. Murtaugh F. Smith -2% 73% Strikeout
b2 2-0 1 --- O PIT S. Rojek F. Smith -1% 71% Groundout: SS-1B
b2 2-0 2 --- PIT C. McCullough F. Smith 1% 72% Reached on E5 (Ground Ball)
b2 2-0 2 1-- O PIT C. Chambers F. Smith -2% 71% Groundout: P-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 3rd, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 7-8-9
t3 0-2 0 --- CIN J. Bloodworth C. Chambers -4% 67% Walk
t3 0-2 0 1-- O CIN V. Stallcup C. Chambers 4% 70% Flyball: RF
t3 0-2 1 1-- CIN F. Smith C. Chambers -4% 66% Single; Bloodworth to 2B
t3 0-2 1 12- O CIN B. Adams C. Chambers 4% 71% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B; Bloodworth to 3B
t3 0-2 2 1-3 O CIN B. Usher C. Chambers 5% 76% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 3rd, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-0, Reds' Frank Smith facing 1-2-3
b3 2-0 0 --- PIT T. Beard F. Smith 4% 80% Double
b3 2-0 0 -2- O PIT J. Hopp F. Smith -3% 77% Strikeout
b3 2-0 1 -2- O PIT R. Kiner F. Smith -3% 75% Groundout: P-1B
b3 2-0 2 -2- O PIT N. Fernandez F. Smith -3% 72% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 0, Pirates 2.
Top of the 4th, Reds Batting, Behind 0-2, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 3-4-5
t4 0-2 0 --- CIN J. Wyrostek C. Chambers -4% 68% Single
t4 0-2 0 1-- O CIN D. Litwhiler C. Chambers 4% 72% Flyball: 2B
t4 0-2 1 1-- CIN J. Adcock C. Chambers -10% 62% Double; Wyrostek to 3B
t4 0-2 1 -23 RO CIN J. Pramesa C. Chambers 2% 64% Flyball: RF; Wyrostek Scores
t4 1-2 2 -2- O CIN J. Bloodworth C. Chambers 4% 68% Flyball: 3B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 4th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Frank Smith facing 5-6-7
b4 2-1 0 --- O PIT W. Westlake F. Smith -2% 66% Strikeout
b4 2-1 1 --- O PIT D. Murtaugh F. Smith -2% 65% Flyball: CF
b4 2-1 2 --- O PIT S. Rojek F. Smith -1% 63% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 2.
Top of the 5th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-2, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 8-9-1
t5 1-2 0 --- O CIN V. Stallcup C. Chambers 3% 67% Popfly: 1B
t5 1-2 1 --- O CIN F. Smith C. Chambers 2% 69% Strikeout
t5 1-2 2 --- CIN B. Adams C. Chambers -2% 67% Single
t5 1-2 2 1-- O CIN B. Usher C. Chambers 3% 71% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 2.
Bottom of the 5th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 2-1, Reds' Frank Smith facing 8-9-1
b5 2-1 0 --- PIT C. McCullough F. Smith 3% 74% Single
b5 2-1 0 1-- O PIT C. Chambers F. Smith -1% 72% Bunt Groundout: 1B-2B/Sacrifice; McCullough to 2B
b5 2-1 1 -2- O PIT T. Beard F. Smith -3% 69% Flyball: 3B
b5 2-1 2 -2- R PIT J. Hopp F. Smith 10% 79% Single; McCullough Scores
b5 3-1 2 1-- PIT R. Kiner F. Smith 1% 80% Hit By Pitch; Hopp to 2B
b5 3-1 2 12- O PIT N. Fernandez F. Smith -3% 77% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 1, Pirates 3.
Top of the 6th, Reds Batting, Behind 1-3, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 3-4-5
t6 1-3 0 --- O CIN J. Wyrostek C. Chambers 3% 81% Flyball: 2B
t6 1-3 1 --- CIN D. Litwhiler C. Chambers -4% 77% Walk
t6 1-3 1 1-- O CIN J. Adcock C. Chambers 4% 81% Flyball: 2B
t6 1-3 2 1-- RR CIN J. Pramesa C. Chambers -25% 56% Home Run; Litwhiler Scores
t6 3-3 2 --- O CIN J. Bloodworth C. Chambers 2% 58% Groundout: 2B-1B
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 3.
Bottom of the 6th, Pirates Batting, Tied 3-3, Reds' Frank Smith facing 5-6-7
b6 3-3 0 --- O PIT W. Westlake F. Smith -3% 54% Strikeout Looking
b6 3-3 1 --- PIT D. Murtaugh F. Smith 4% 58% Walk
b6 3-3 1 1-- PIT S. Rojek F. Smith 3% 61% Murtaugh Steals 2B
b6 3-3 1 -2- PIT S. Rojek F. Smith 2% 63% Walk
b6 3-3 1 12- O PIT C. McCullough F. Smith -6% 56% Flyball: LF
b6 3-3 2 12- PIT C. Chambers F. Smith 4% 60% Walk; Murtaugh to 3B; Rojek to 2B
b6 3-3 2 123 R PIT T. Beard F. Smith 15% 75% Walk; Murtaugh Scores; Rojek to 3B; Chambers to 2B
Ewell Blackwell replaces Frank Smith pitching and batting 9th
b6 4-3 2 123 R PIT J. Hopp E. Blackwell 10% 85% Walk; Rojek Scores; Chambers to 3B; Beard to 2B
b6 5-3 2 123 O PIT R. Kiner E. Blackwell -4% 81% Groundout: 3B unassisted/Forceout at 3B
2 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 5.
Top of the 7th, Reds Batting, Behind 3-5, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 8-9-1
t7 3-5 0 --- O CIN V. Stallcup C. Chambers 4% 84% Groundout: 3B-1B
Peanuts Lowrey pinch hits for Ewell Blackwell (P) batting 9th
t7 3-5 1 --- O CIN P. Lowrey C. Chambers 2% 87% Flyball: CF
t7 3-5 2 --- CIN B. Adams C. Chambers -2% 85% Walk
t7 3-5 2 1-- CIN B. Usher C. Chambers -3% 82% Single; Adams to 2B
t7 3-5 2 12- O CIN J. Wyrostek C. Chambers 7% 88% Groundout: 2B-SS/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-3, Reds' Howie Fox facing 4-5-6
Howie Fox replaces Peanuts Lowrey (PH) pitching and batting 9th
b7 5-3 0 --- O PIT N. Fernandez H. Fox -1% 87% Strikeout
b7 5-3 1 --- O PIT W. Westlake H. Fox -1% 86% Flyball: CF
b7 5-3 2 --- O PIT D. Murtaugh H. Fox -1% 86% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 5.
Top of the 8th, Reds Batting, Behind 3-5, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 4-5-6
t8 3-5 0 --- O CIN D. Litwhiler C. Chambers 4% 90% Flyball: SS
t8 3-5 1 --- CIN J. Adcock C. Chambers -5% 85% Single
t8 3-5 1 1-- O CIN J. Pramesa C. Chambers 5% 90% Flyball: SS
t8 3-5 2 1-- O CIN J. Bloodworth C. Chambers 4% 94% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Pirates Batting, Ahead 5-3, Reds' Howie Fox facing 7-8-9
b8 5-3 0 --- O PIT S. Rojek H. Fox -1% 93% Groundout: P-1B
b8 5-3 1 --- O PIT C. McCullough H. Fox -1% 92% Flyball: RF
b8 5-3 2 --- O PIT C. Chambers H. Fox -0% 92% Strikeout
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 5.
Top of the 9th, Reds Batting, Behind 3-5, Pirates' Cliff Chambers facing 8-9-1
t9 3-5 0 --- O CIN V. Stallcup C. Chambers 4% 96% Groundout: SS-1B
Walker Cooper pinch hits for Howie Fox (P) batting 9th
t9 3-5 1 --- O CIN W. Cooper C. Chambers 3% 99% Flyball: RF
t9 3-5 2 --- CIN B. Adams C. Chambers -3% 96% Double
t9 3-5 2 -2- O CIN B. Usher C. Chambers 4% 100% Flyball: 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Reds 3, Pirates 5.

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